Meet The MPD Officers

Chief Joe Tucholski

Lieutenant Aaron Graley
23 years in law enforcement
Hired as a lieutenant in Middlefield in August 2020
Work Experience:
Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, Reynoldsburg Division of Police, Reminderville Police Department, Lakeland Community College Police Academy Instructor
Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, FBI National Academy Graduate, Northwestern School of Police Staff & Command Graduate andPolice Executive and Administrative Leadership School Graduate

Sergeant Julie Aveni
Years of Service:
12/2019  Promoted to Sergeant
6/2012 – Hired as a Full-time Officer
Work Experience:
Andover Village Police Department, Ashtabula Sheriff’s Office, Village of Perry Police Department and North Perry Village Police Department
Contact Officer Aveni at the Police Department, 440.632.3534 or via email at


Officer Brandon Gray
Years of Service:
9/2009 – Hired as a Part-time Officer
10/2010 – Hired as a Full-time Officer
Work Experience: Chardon City Police Department.
Contact Officer Gray at the Police Department, 440.632.3535 or via email at


Officer Stephen Nadaud
Years of Service:
3/2013 – Hired as a Full-time Officer.
Work Experience:
Braceville Police Department, Humility of Mary Police Department
Contact Officer Nadaud at the Police Department at 440.632.3531 or via email at


Officer Bryan Dawson
Years of Service:
11/2015  Hired by Middlefield Police Department
Work experience:
2012 – Braceville Police Department
1/2012 – 7/2014 Community Corrections of America
Officer Dawson can be reached by calling the Police Department at
440-632-3528, or email to


Officer Stephen Boxler
Years of Service:

June 28, 2017 Hired by Middlefield Police Department
Work Experience:
Portage County Sheriff
Windham Police Department
Contact Officer Boxler at the Police Department at
440-632-3529, or


Officer Matthew Spitler
Years of Service:
Feb. 8, 2018 Hired by Middlefield Police Department
Work Experience:  Orwell Village Police Department
Contact Officer Spitler at the Police Department,
440.632.3533 or



Officer Tyler Alan Lee
Years of Service:
Graduated from Chardon High School 2016
Attended Kent State Trumbull Police Academy
Currently attends Kent state Geauga for Criminal Justice
Started with Middlefield Police April 12, 2019
Contact Officer Lee at the Police Department,
440-632-3533 or


Officer Brandon Hurless
Years of Service:
Started with Middlefield Police Dec. 12, 2019
Contact Officer Hurless at the Police Department,
440-632-3527 or